A special lunch with friends calls for pretty little settings. I love these tiny café creamers I found at a sale, and for a recent lunch party, decided they’d make perfect personal vases. I filled the “vases” with tiny wild roses and set out a mix of beautiful old china plates to create special place settings.
This salad is the perfect light lunch:
Raspberry Poppy Seed Salad
- greens of your choice
- thinly sliced red onions (just enough to lightly accent the greens)
- fresh raspberries (enough to accent the salad)
- RASPBERRY POPPY SEED DRESSING:
- 2 - 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon raspberry jam
- 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
- salt and pepper to taste
- GARNISH with feta cheese and thinly sliced almonds
|Combine salad ingredients in a pretty bowl. Combine dressing ingredients, and pour desired amount over greens. Toss gently and garnish. Serve promptly, and enjoy.|
To keep the dressing from separating, slowly pour the oil into the lemon juice, while whisking rapidly. Whisk in remaining ingredients. The result will be a creamy dressing that won’t separate.
Make delicious sandwiches by hollowing out good quality focaccia bread squares and stuffing with this yummy salad.